My Personal Experience with Twitter
My age peers (Generation Z) do use Twitter, but not as much as Instagram, Snapchat, or Youtube. I am one of those Gen Zers who would rather use Snapchat than Twitter. As you can guess that I didn’t have a Twitter account before this class, in fact, I just created a Twitter account last month. To be honest I did not touch my Twitter account until my EDTC 300 taught a how-to-use Twitter lesson. Even then I still didn’t get how to use Twitter. It was confusing. What really helped was the twitter chat my EDCT 300 class participated in.
Actually joining a live twitter chat help me learn how to use and navigate Twitter’s interface. I found out that it is very easy to use twitter. It a quick way to send a short thought on a topic and an easy way to initiate a conversation on said topic.
Sometimes Twitter is too fast. When I joint I did not know what to expect. Once the host of the chat started twitting questions to the group. The replies came so fast that it was overwhelming. By the time I answered the tweet the host already moved on to a new question. It was also hard to comment on other people’s tweets, we were moving too fast to digestion the tweet and make a thoughtful comment. Overall my personal experience so far with Twitter wasn’t as bad as I thought I would be.
Twitter in the Classroom
I don’t see students using Twitter for leisure, but I can see them using it for schooling. For example, tweeting general questions and comments to their class, the class would be able to give their answers to ideas. I think that if students are taking an online class Twitter can be a means of communication to each other while they are not currently in their online class.